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Posted: July 11, 2006, 10:19 pm - IP Logged

I think it's a disease that affects 95% of the people who get elected.

 

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    Posted: July 11, 2006, 11:58 pm - IP Logged

    Todd:

    When someone comes between big business and money, someone gets run over.  The problem is that most Americans don't have the guts to stand up against their government.  We would rather watch American Idol and drink beer that protect our God-given rights.  Shame on us.  No guts no glory!!!  Are you willing to stand up against these miscreants??

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      Posted: July 12, 2006, 12:15 am - IP Logged

      Yes, I am.  For one thing, I tell it like it is on my web site, and try to expose their idiocy to millions of people.  (Just as we are discussing the topic right now.)  I also write to my local papers and representatives.  I wish more people would do the same.

       

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            Good to hear that.  I was afraid that the government might have threatened to shut you down, too. 

            The government we have now is worse than anything the British "oppressed" us with in 1776.  We currently pay 40% of our income to state, local and federal entities.  We can't afford gasoline, we can't afford food for our children and we are under constant scrutiny by the rising security state.  If the American people don't stand up and condemn this current regime, we should apologize to King George III.  He just imposed a small tax on tea to help defray the cost of fighting the French in the French and Indian War!  Jefferson, Washington, Franklin, Madison and Adams are spinning in their graves!!!

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          Posted: July 12, 2006, 12:33 am - IP Logged

          www.n.y.dailynews.com has interesting article.

          love to nibble those micey feet.

           

                                       

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            Tenaj:

            You're right.  I don't agree with you.

            The Founding Fathers were a lot smarter than you will ever be. 

            Slavery was not part of this discussion.  Don't drag slavery into everything.  It doesn't always fit into every argument.  Get over it.

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              Posted: July 12, 2006, 1:35 am - IP Logged

              Getting away from ragging on our genious founding fathers, and back to the discussion at hand, here a link to the interesting article Emily mentioned: http://www.nydailynews.com/07-11-2006/business/story/434155p-365775c.html

               

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                Posted: July 12, 2006, 1:36 am - IP Logged

                Tenaj:

                You're right.  I don't agree with you.

                The Founding Fathers were a lot smarter than you will ever be. 

                Slavery was not part of this discussion.  Don't drag slavery into everything.  It doesn't always fit into every argument.  Get over it.

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                LOLYou must not be too smart to get angry just because I didn't agree with you.  How smart is that?  I don't have the right to disagree with you?  It's funny - you feel like your rights are being taken away from you and don't want to give another human the right to disagree with you.

                You sound like those politicians. 

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                  Posted: July 12, 2006, 1:42 am - IP Logged

                  I think it's a disease that affects 95% of the people who get elected.

                  Yes NodI agree and the sad thing is that many of them go in honest with good intentions.

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                    Posted: July 12, 2006, 2:10 am - IP Logged

                    http://cbs2.com/business/finance_story_191182503.html

                    CBS just did a small story on this subject and they're saying online lottery's and horse racing is exempt from the bill...

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                      Posted: July 12, 2006, 7:01 am - IP Logged

                       From AOL poll today;congress should see this and follow the will of the people

                      How should Congress respond to Internet gambling?

                      Leave it alone50%
                      Regulate it29%
                      Outlaw it20%
                      Have you gambled online?
                      No59%
                      Yes, occasionally19%
                      Yes, frequently18%
                      Yes, just once4%

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                        Posted: July 12, 2006, 7:11 am - IP Logged

                        http://cbs2.com/business/finance_story_191182503.html

                        CBS just did a small story on this subject and they're saying online lottery's and horse racing is exempt from the bill...

                        Nope, they killed those carve-outs, check the story at the beginning of this thread.

                         

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                          konane's avatar - wallace
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                          Posted: July 12, 2006, 7:32 am - IP Logged

                          Flood your senators offices with emails about this and about the immigration issue.  http://senate.gov/

                          Become a lobbying force all your own and let them know what you think.

                          Remember that farce immigration debacle the senate handed out that the house didn't agree with because people didn't want amnesty ........ someone obviously emailed or called their representatives.

                          The door swings both ways ............ call or write about this issue and about immigration, and do so as 2 separate emails if doing it like that and let them know your feelings.

                          Make it short, make it concise and to the point.    http://www.house.gov/

                          Know their voting records on the issues and vote accordingly yourself when the time comes.

                          You have no excuse other than your own apathy if you do nothing.

                          Good luck to everyone!

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                            Posted: July 12, 2006, 7:35 am - IP Logged

                            The legislation would clarify and update current law to spell out that most gambling is illegal online. But there would be exceptions - for state-run lotteries and horse racing - and passage isn't a safe bet in the Senate, where Republican leaders have not considered the measure a high priority.

                            this information gives us a little bit of hope........

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                              Posted: July 12, 2006, 7:53 am - IP Logged

                              i also found this.....


                              Internet Gambling Bill Won't Pass Senate

                              Monday, July 10, 2006 5:43:47 AM ET
                              Dow Jones Newswires



                              0826 GMT [Dow Jones] The possibility of a combined Leach and Goodlatte bill on internet gambling getting through both the House of Representatives and the Senate during the current Congress is very slim, says an analyst. Reckons both Leach's and Goodlatte's bill will be combined with the earliest likely House of Representatives vote taking place July 10. Sees the bill passing through the House, a move which is expected by investors. But with only around 7-8 weeks left of Congress after that the bill is unlikely to be able to progress given the tight end of Congress legislation timetable in the Senate. PartyGaming (PRTY.LN) trades -0.5% at 107.5p, 888 (888.LN) unchanged at 208p. (DWE)



                                 
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